Two injured in Meeker County accident

EDEN VALLEY — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday night in Meeker County.

The accident was reported at 8:18 p.m. at the intersection of state Highway 55 and Meeker County Road 34 near Eden Valley.

According to the State Patrol, a 2011 Dodge pickup and trailer, driven by Alexander John Schaefer, 25, of Cold Spring, was going north on County Road 34 and attempted to cross Highway 55 when it collided with a 2014 Nissan Versa, driven by Corey Richard Staten, 32, of Litchfield, that was going west on Highway 55.

Staten and a passenger, Lauren Ashley Lilly Quillian, 32, of Litchfield, were taken to the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Schaefer and two passengers, Jake Lee Goodell, 25, of Cold Spring, and Chaz Allan Norlund, 29, of Waite Park, were not injured.

The road was dry at the time, alcohol was not a factor in the crash and all parties were wearing seat belts.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.


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